Instead of immediately denying the idea that Detox will ever see the light of day, Haynes says that Dre responded, "I'm working on a couple songs right now. We'll see."
Here we go again. After delaying (and eventually shelving) his mythologized Detox album countless times over the years, Dr. Dre has sparked a new wave of rumors about the project's eventual release.
Dr. Dre Hints Long-Awaited ‘Detox’ Album Could Still Happen.
This is a surprising answer to hear from Dre, considering he bluntly admitted in August 2015 that he scrapped the album because he wasn't pleased with his work.
"I didn't like it," he explained at the time. "It wasn't good. The record, it just wasn't good. I worked my ass off on it, and I don't think I did a good enough job."
ESPN reporter Chris Haynes found himself in the same building as Dr. Dre on Tuesday afternoon at a Golden State Warriors practice, and he couldn't resist asking everyone's favorite question: Is Detox actually permanently shelved?
If you have any doubts about Haynes actually being in the same room as Dr. Dre today, he also shared photos, which you can see below.
"I asked Dr. Dre if Detox is permanently shelved and he replied, 'I’m working on a couple songs right now. We’ll see,'" Haynes' tweet reads.